Lash Addict moving to 6 W Howe

Vian Hunter bldgVian Hunter House of Fashion spent about a year on Queen Anne before turning to other ventures and leaving 6 W Howe St open for a new business. That new business is Lash Addict, formerly located on East Madison.

Lash Addict is an eyelash extension salon owned by Queen Anne resident Suzie Gaulthier. Suzie also owns House of Lashes in north Seattle.

A grand opening is in the works for the end of February, before the new salon opens on March 1st. You can make appointments for the Queen Anne location on Lash Addict’s website.

Queen Bee Café opens with fresh crumpets and more this Saturday

Queen Bee signWe first provided the run-down on Queen Bee Café last month, and the grand opening is now set for this Saturday, September 26th. The café specializes in crumpets and sandwiches made with crumpets aka crumpwiches, and it’ll also serve coffee, tea, and other beverages as well.

The crumpet and coffee shop will be located in the Aegis Living building at 223 W Galer St, with chef Justin Sledge, formerly of Café Juanita and currently of Queen Bee’s other location on Capitol Hill, at the helm of it’s crumpet creations.

Aside from the crumpets, another good reason to try Queen Bee is their philanthropic approach to the business. Each quarter, all profits go to a selected charity – and first up is the Queen Anne Helpline.

If you’d like to check out the making of a crumpwich, and see the good work of the Queen Anne Helpline highlighted too, check out the segment that aired earlier today on New Day Northwest:

Queen Bee Cafe video

Crumpet fans: mark your calendars for Saturday and beyond!

The Other Coast Cafe is coming to 12 Mercer this fall

The spot at 12 Mercer St that used to house Krua Thai will soon be a new location for The Other Coast Cafe. The local sandwich shop already has locations in Ballard and on Capitol Hill, and Lower Queen Anne/Uptown is up next. (thanks to Sean for the tip!)

According to Emily at The Other Coast Cafe: “We’re very happy to be moving into the neighborhood and particularly the Krua Thai spot. We love the old building and its history.”

The Other Coast Cafe plans to start serving sandwiches at 12 Mercer St in late October/early November. In addition to the menu items you can see online, the shop plans to add a few new items to the menu for the Queen Anne location. Plus, delivery and catering for all your event needs.

Get ready to welcome them to the neighborhood this fall!

Peridot Boutique now open on Upper Queen Anne

Peridot openingThis past weekend, the newest Upper Queen Anne merchant, Peridot Boutique, had a soft opening, complete with a ribbon cutting at 2133 Queen Anne Ave N. The shop has been located further down Queen Anne Ave N between Mercer and Republican, and that spot will continue to operate until the end of the month or sooner if all merchandise sells before September 30th.

To celebrate the new location – which has undergone a complete transformation from a bagel shop into a unique clothing boutique – Peridot will host a grand opening this Saturday.

The new shop is open Monday -Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-7pm, and owner Lindsey says “the neighborhood has been really amazing and supportive” already.

Be sure to stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!

Queen Bee to serve fresh crumpets and more on Queen Anne

Queen Bee signCrumpet café Queen Bee is planning to open its second location next month, bringing fresh crumpets and crumpwiches (signature sandwiches on crumpets) to Queen Anne. The crumpet and coffee shop is planning a mid-September opening in the Aegis Living building at 223 W Galer St.

Owned and operated by Aegis CEO Dwayne Clark, Queen Bee has an interesting backstory and operating model. While most retirement communities have retail located on-site, Queen Bee is designed to be a spot for all neighborhood residents – and it gives back to the community too.

Queen Bee bldgQueen Bee is named after Dwayne’s English mother, a line cook who was “the Queen Bee of the family”. With meager means, she fed her family with potatoes she got from work – and she paid back the potatoes with interest, instilling a sense of giving back in her family.

Helpline logoAs a nod to Dwayne’s mother, traditional English crumpets make up the menu and giving back is at the core of Queen Bee’s business model – Queen Bee gives 100% of its profits to local charities. The charity changes quarterly, and first up for the Queen Anne location will be the Queen Anne Helpline.

Queen Bee’s menu is online, and you can also read about the original location on Yelp – it’s a popular spot over on E Madison. The Queen Anne café is designed to be a meeting place, dining spot, and take-out shop for crumpets and crumpwiches to go.

Queen Bee is “excited to be part of the Queen Anne neighborhood” and start giving back to the community. They’re planning a late September opening, so stay tuned for an official opening date and get ready to help the Helpline in Queen Bee’s first 3 months on Queen Anne!

B&E Meats opens this Friday for your July 4th needs and beyond

B&E signThe A&J Building on the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N has been the ongoing theme in a trilogy of sorts. First, there was the beloved A&J Meats; then, the uncertainty after owner Rick Friar announced his retirement; and now a new local butcher, B&E Meats and Seafood, which is opening this Friday, July 3rd.

B&E Meats and Seafood is family-owned and owner Jeff Green is excited to be opening the newest B&E in our neighborhood. You can read more about the local butcher in our post from last month, when the crew was just starting a remodel of the space. B&E Meats specializes in high-quality meats, seafood, and specialty items like smoked bacon, pepperoni, sausages, Kalbi beef ribs, smoked candy salmon, and more. You can check out their offerings here, and the Queen Anne location will also include some old A&J favorites too.

B&E GordyYou’ll even see some familiar faces starting this Friday as A&J owner Rick Friar will be behind the counter, along with Gordy from A&J who’s been at B&E since January, where he’s been in charge of specialty sausages (fresh apple, blueberry, and breakfast sausage – favorites at A&J).

The B&E crew is finishing up painting tonight in preparation for Friday’s big day. The shop will be open at 9am sharp to serve your 4th of July needs. They’ll also be open on the 4th, but closing early to celebrate the holiday with family. Here are B&E’s regular hours – note, it’ll be open 7 days a week:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am-7pm
  • Saturday: 9am-6pm à this Saturday, they’ll be closing at 2pm
  • Sunday: 9am-5pm

B&E will have the same phone number as A&J, so if you’re like me and haven’t deleted A&J from your contacts, you’re all set except for a name change. Since the holiday is fast approaching, B&E can take your orders for the 4th via phone starting tomorrow, Tuesday at 206-284-3885. Here’s a video from B&E to help introduce them a bit more:

Stop by on Friday to stock up on fresh meats, seafood, and specialty items, say hello to Rick and Gordy, and meet the new B&E crew that’ll hopefully become a long-standing fixture on Queen Anne. We’re really lucky to have a butcher on Queen Anne, and thanks to Queen Anne View readers, neighbors, and A&J Building owner Rick Friar, we do – so, remember to shop local and keep B&E Meats (and other Queen Anne shops) open for business for years to come.

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